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Dogs: Understanding Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney disease, also known as renal (or kidney) dysfunction, insufficiency, or failure, is a fairly common condition in dogs. The kidneys are hard-working organs that contribute to the normal function of many bodily processes, a few of which are: Removing waste from the body in the form of urine. Regulating the amount of water in […]

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Cats: Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney disease (also called renal disease) is a commonly-diagnosed condition in cats. The kidneys engage in a huge number of tasks in the body, including maintaining the proper chemical balance in the blood, conserving water, triggering the production of red blood cells, regulating blood pressure, removing numerous waste products, and producing various necessary hormones. These […]

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Dogs: Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Medical Information Causes Loud noises Electricity in the air Air pressure changes Family fear Genetics Past experience Symptoms Crying and whining. Panting Pacing Dilated pupils Rapid heart rate Drooling Becoming very clingy Hiding in a closet or bathtub Digging at door frames in an attempt to escape Jumping through windows to get away Treatments Anti-anxiety […]

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Cats, Dogs: What is Allergic Dermatitis in Cats and Dogs?

Medical Information Causes External parasites Fleas Food Bacterial, yeast, or fungal infections Symptoms Pruritic (itchy) skin, feet, or ears Scabs and bumps on the skin Foul odor Changes in skin color and texture Hair loss Frequent head-shaking Fur-staining Treatments Exterminating fleas and ticks Immunotherapy Cool baths Antihistamines or prednisone Alternative Therapies Acupuncture Homeopathy Herbal Remedies […]

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Cats, Dogs: Feline and Canine Vestibular Disease

Vestibular disease is a disruption in the balance, or vestibular, system of a dog or cat. This system has components in the inner ear and the brain. It is responsible for determining what position the animal is in and telling his eyes and extremities how to respond in relation to it. When something interferes with […]

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Cats, Dogs: What You Need to Know About Anesthesia and Your Pet

So the time has come for your pet to be spayed or neutered and you, like many pet parents, may be concerned about your pet’s anesthesia.  When your puppy or kitten is spayed/neutered or undergoing another type of surgery, he/she is put under general anesthesia which means he/she is unconscious and not able to feel […]

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Dogs: Infographic: Holistic Dog Diarrhea Remedies

Find everything you need to know about treating diarrhea in your dog with our helpful infographic.

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Dogs: Infographic: Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s disease is a complicated condition and we know how overwhelming it can be to have to learn everything about it. This is why we’ve created an infographic with all the essential information pet parents need in order to evaluate and treat Cushing’s disease in their loved one.

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Dogs: Bladder Stones in Dogs

Medical Information Causes Diet Chronic infections Metabolic problems Inherited tendency Symptoms Frequent urination Painful urination Blood in the urine Inability to urinate Recurrent bladder infections Straining or vocalizing during urination Urinating in inappropriate places Treatments Diet high in water Surgical removal of stones Hydropropulsion Alternative Therapies Dietary changes More frequent feeding Natural urinary antiseptics Your […]

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Dogs: Dog Diarrhea

Medical Information Causes Dietary indiscretion Intestinal parasites Sudden Diet Changes Stress and Anxiety Medications Bacterial and viral infections Symptoms Soft, watery, or loose stool Alternative Therapies Slippery elm herb Probiotics Novel protein diet Acupuncture therapy Chiropractic care TCVM food therapy View our Infographic Find our helpful infographic here. Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs. […]

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